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Just Released: Training Video for Social Service Professionals and Organizations Working with American Indian Communities

The National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) and the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (CASCW), in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Human Services, announce the release of The Relational Worldview: A Tribal and Cultural Framework for Improving Child Welfare Outcomes, a two-set training video for professionals […]

Part 5—Discussion (Child Complex Trauma Series)

Child Complex Trauma & Good Outcomes Blog Series by Dr. Jane Gilgun

The purpose of this blog series is to describe complex trauma, to show the importance of secure relationships, and to show factors associated with good social service outcomes when children have experienced complex trauma. Case materials bring the […]

Are Open Enrollment Policies the Answer to the Achievement Gap Among CPS-Involved Students?

Our new Minn-LInK brief goes over findings in a study that assessed how students involved in child protection use Minnesota’s Open Enrollment policy (“School Choice”) and what impact, if any, this policy has on students’ math and reading achievements. Open Enrollment policies are developed to give students access to […]

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